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Voter groups will sue Florida over non-citizen 'purge'

A coalition of national voter advocacy groups will file a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to stop the state of Florida from "purging" the voter rolls of non-citizens. (Those efforts have been suspended by the 67 local election supervisors, and the state and U.S. government are separately in court, suing each other).

The Fair Elections Legal Network, Project Vote, LatinoJustice and the Advancement Project announced plans on Monday to sue Secretary of State Ken Detzner, claiming the effort to "systematically identif and remove alleged non-citizens from the voter rolls (is) in violation of the National Voter Registration Act." 

Josh Spaulding of the Fair Elections Legal Network said the lawsuit would be filed in U.S. District Court in Miami.

-- Steve Bousquet